Poznań, Poland, 15th December 2011—Representatives from nine Central and Eastern European countries, plus several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including TRAFFIC met last week in Poznań, Poland, to examine ways of improving wildlife trade regulations in the region.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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GFTN invites forest industry to participate in new free online legality course
Gland, Switzerland, 14th December 2011—The Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), WWF´s initiative to eliminate illegal logging and drive improvements in forestry management and trade, and TRAFFIC, The Wildlife Monitoring Network, have launched a new multi-language online training module to increase awareness about the amended US Lacey Act and help ensure its compliance amongst exporters to the US.
This is a fixed-term position based with TRAFFIC Europe in Cambridge, UK, for a period of 12 months with the possibility of extension. The Research Officer will assist in implementing TRAFFIC Europe’s regional work plan, working in collaboration with TRAFFIC’s partners WWF and IUCN.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 4th January 2012
Beijing, China, 5th December 2011—Some of the world’s leading experts on the training and use of wildlife detector dogs met last week in Beijing to exchange information and expertise with their counterparts among China’s Customs officials.
Jakarta, Indonesia, 5th December 2011—Authorities in Indonesia have stopped a string of smuggling attempts during a wild November for enforcement in the country’s largest and busiest airport, including a case of three Slow Lorises stuffed into socks and hidden under a trafficker’s clothes.
Creative experts devise multi-layered strategies to curtail demand for Tigers and other endangered wildlife species
Hong Kong, 25th November 2011—Efforts to reduce the demand for parts and products from endangered species must effectively address the attitudes, motivations and behaviours that drive this demand if they are to be successful. New and innovative approaches must also be developed for the different groups that can influence the consumer demand for Tigers, rhinos and other endangered wildlife species.
Creative Experts’ meeting on messaging to reduce consumer demand for Tigers and other endangered species
Hong Kong, 21st November 2011—TRAFFIC and WWF are bringing together experts from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from academia to public relations companies, to devise a strategy that aims to reduce—and ultimately curtail—the consumer demand for Tigers and other endangered wildlife species.